Murchison Falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda and was first established as a game reserve in 1926. The park is home to 76 mammals and over 450 different bird species. In addition to a savannah-type landscape bordering the mighty River Nile, the park also features the famous Murchison Falls, whose massive 43 meter falls of boiling water are forced through a 7-meter wide gap before crashing into the wooded country below.
Another important attraction of the river – as it flows through the park – is represented by the Nile Delta that formed as the river reached the northern shores of Lake Albert. This area features an amazing variety of wildlife including elephants, hippos, crocodiles and the elusive shoebill stork. The park consists of woodland, wetland, savannah and even tropical forests that are home to many chimpanzees.
Although the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is not part of the Murchison Falls National Park, it can be visited on the way to or from the park itself. There you can join the exhilarating experience of tracking rhinos on foot.
Day 1 – Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park.
Scenic drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Rhino trekking.
Day 2 – Murchison Falls National Park.
Game drive. Boat ride and hike to the falls.
Day 3 – Murchison Falls National Park.
Game drive. Chimp tracking in Budongo forest.
Day 4 – Murchison Falls National Park to Kampala.
Drive back to Kampala.